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Fuzzy Logic-Based Adaptive Decision Support in Autonomous Vehicular Networks

  • Chrysostomos Chrysostomou
  • Constantinos Djouvas
  • Lambros Lambrinos
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Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 540)

Abstract

The area of intelligent autonomous vehicles and systems poses new challenges in providing mechanisms for efficient communication and control between vehicles, as well as developing robust, adaptive techniques to support intelligent transportation system applications. In this chapter, we show the need for providing an intelligent controller offering decision support in autonomous vehicular networks in terms of broadcast communication channel access. Specifically, we exploit fuzzy logic control, derived from its reported strength of using linguistic information to control nonlinear systems, to build an adaptive, intelligent controller, based on the traffic density, to aid vehicles in deciding when to access the broadcast communication channel. It is demonstrated, by means of enriched simulative evaluation that the fuzzy logic-based controller offers inbuilt robustness with effective control of the system under dense conditions, in contrast with the conventional—IEEE 802.11p standard—solution we compared against.

Keywords

Autonomous vehicular networks Fuzzy logic control Decision support Cooperative awareness Broadcast communication channel access 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chrysostomos Chrysostomou
    • 1
  • Constantinos Djouvas
    • 2
  • Lambros Lambrinos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringFrederick UniversityNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Department of Communication and Internet StudiesCyprus University of TechnologyLimassolCyprus

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